Notices

Term 4


4 November 2019

Dear Parents/ Caregivers,

        The students have been working  well in their language lessons this year. To experience some aspects of Japanese culture, we would like the students to participate in cooking a rice ball, which is a traditional Japanese lunch item, in Weeks 5/6 of this term, during class time. 
        We ask that each student pay $2 to cover the cost of the ingredients and return the permission slip to their classroom teacher by Friday 8 November. 

Thank you 
Hiromi van Beusekom (Orewa College Language Teacher)
LZ1 Teachers           
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Permission Slip for Japanese Cooking

___________________________________________________________________
Student name Class

I give my child permission to participate in the Japanese cooking and include the fee of $2.

     He / She is able to eat any foods that would be offered.

     He / She has special diets/allergies____________________________________


Parent Signature Date

Term 3 
LZ1 AG DAY CRITERIA 2019
Dear Parents / Caregivers
AG DAY – Saturday 19th October 2019    
LZ1JF, LZ1PJ, LZ1SG 
Please ensure your child has the necessary items at school on Friday 18th October to make their FLORAL ARRANGEMENT and  ENERGY SANDTRAY (The art item will be made at school during term time.) 
Students who do not have the necessary items at school on Friday will be given set work to complete.

Energy Floral arrangement
Eg., Radiant Energy              Hydro Energy Kinetic Energy                  Electrical Energy

  • The container to hold the flowers needs to have water or a piece of oasis (or sand) to keep the flowers fresh and in place.
  • The container should be coloured in the theme of the Energy represented.
  • The arrangement needs to be free standing
  • Flowers - at least 3 different varieties of flowers or plants - can be real or artificial
                           - the colours need to represent the vase
                - need to be in proportion with the vase/container.
  • Flowers/greenery a mixture of homemade and real or artificial
  • At least one flower used, must be homemade
  • The floral arrangement will be assembled at school on Friday 18th October.
Energy Pattern Sand tray ‘scene’ 
  • A sand base (Sand is to be brought from home)
  • Made on a tray no larger than A3 in size
  • The sand tray is to show an Energy Generator, eg. wind farm, solar farm, electric power lines, geothermal, 
  • Must have 2 - 3 homemade items (student made)
  • The sand tray scene will be assembled at school on Friday 18th October.

Eyes Art - will be made in class during term 3.
  • Bird’s head
  • Eye(s) with reflection
  • At least three shades of colour blended on the art work
  • Feathers with implied texture  
  • Beak (or part of a beak).

 Any questions please ask one of the LZ1 teachers - 
   Mrs Forlong, Mrs Jefferson, Mr Grice, Mrs Thompson 






Our Health learning this term involves a visit by a Foodstuffs educator who will be working with children in classes. We will be looking at nutrition and making good, informed food choices.
On Thursday 15 August we will be making a trip to Pak n'Save, Albany. We will need parents to transport students to and from the store. Please return your permission slip as soon as possible. 



We are off to the Science Roadshow on Thursday Week 1. Please return your permission slip as soon as possible.



Join the fun at Dairy Flat School Hall...'What Now!' are coming Sunday 19 May.


AUCKLAND ART GALLERY
Term 2 Week 1 Thursday 2 May 2019
Tuesday 9 April
Dear Parents,
We have planned a trip to the Auckland Art Gallery (Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets) on Thursday 2 May.  
The programme we have booked is Storytelling How do artworks tell stories?
Consider how some artists use narrative techniques we are familiar with to story tell visually.
Then think about something completely new! How does a Gallery tell stories with many artworks at once?
Tell your own stories in the studio through art making.
A wonderful exercise in lateral, critical and creative thinking!

Cost: $15 per student   (NOTE: NO COST IF THE TERM 2 ACTIVITY FEE HAS BEEN PAID)
Time: Depart Dairy Flat School 8:45 am (You will need to be at school by 8.30 am)
Arrive back at school approx. 2.45 pm
Transport: By bus
What to Bring: Morning tea and lunch, drink bottle, full school uniform (including closed in shoes)
Parent Help: Parents will be assigned a small group of children to supervise for the duration of
the trip. Parents if you would like to join us, please complete the permission slip below and
return by Friday 12 April.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Regards

Susan Thompson (Team Leader), Jenny Forlong, Penny Jefferson, Shayne Grice
PLEASE RETURN PERMISSION SLIP BY FRIDAY 12 APRIL .



AUCKLAND ART GALLERY
THURSDAY 2 MAY
PERMISSION SLIP


I give permission for ……………………………………………………………….……………… to travel by bus
                     child’s name
to and from the Auckland Art Gallery on Thursday 2 May.
……………………………………………………… ……………………………………….    ……………………
         Parent signature                         Contact (cellphone)                  Date     
PARENT HELP (Please circle one)
I am available    / I am unavailable as parent help (to help with supervision).
……………………………………………………………… ……………………………………….
                               Name Contact email
PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER BY FRIDAY 12 APRIL


MEET THE TEACHER EVENING
Wednesday 20 FEBRUARY
5.00 – Mix and Mingle: Positive Learning For Behaviour – School values and school wide expectations
                                       
5.30– Learning Zone Visits

6.00 – Learning Zone Visits
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!!
Note: Camp parent meeting in LZ1 at 6.30pm

Picnic Letter Link




DAIRY FLAT SCHOOL’S
PICNIC DAY
Friday 22nd February 2019


Venue:      Wenderholm Regional Park Site 2

Time:       9.00am - 2.45

Transport:  Children will be transported to and from Wenderholm by parents/caregivers.  
              School buses will not be running (unless Picnic Day is cancelled)

Cancellation:    Via our local radio station – Times FM (Albany to Mangawhai-  88.9 FM, Hibiscus Coast 97.8 FM)

LZ1 Ag Day Criteria


Week 7 Term 3 Notices and Reminders

Monday - cyber safety talks (students during the day, parents 6-7:30)
Friday - last day for Ag day notices

Maths Problem for this week to share with someone at home


Ice Cream Scoop


Students to work on this task in groups, and to display their results on posters.

In shops with lots of ice-cream flavors there are many different flavor combinations, even with only a 2-scoop cone.  With 1 ice-cream flavor there is 1 kind of 2-scoop ice cream, but with 2 flavors there are 3 possible combinations (eg vanilla/vanilla, chocolate/chocolate, and vanilla/chocolate).

  • How many kinds of 2-scoop cones are there with 10 flavors?
  • What about “n” flavors?
  • Create a poster that represents your group’s thinking.


Week 4 Term 3 Notices and Reminders

Tuesday - ICAS Maths test for those students enrolled
Wednesday - School Closed (support your Teachers)
Friday - Science Roadshow 9:45 - 12:00
- Assembly 2 - 3 All Welcome
- Chickens arrive for pick up ...in a suitable container, with an adult.


Remember to bring your Ag Day Grocery items...House points and the class that donates the most gets Icecream!!
Science Roadshow Permission slip link  urgently return slip as soon as possible.
Cross country permission slip link - return your signed slip as soon as possible.

ZOO TRIP - notice will be coming home this week - please send in your signed return slip as soon as possible.

Keep collecting sponsors for the Fun Run/Cross Country...keep working toward your prize goal.

Maths problem this week. Find out how someone at home would solve this problem?

Week 3 Term 3 Notices and Reminders

Remember to bring your Ag Day Grocery items...House points and the class that donates the most gets Icecream!!

We are still desperate for pens, pencils, rulers and rubbers. If you havn't already had the chance to purchase a box of each (red, blue pens and pencils) and bring them in to school then we would greatly appreciate it if you could do so this week.

ZOO TRIP - notice will be coming home this week - please send in your signed return slip as soon as possible.

Cross country permission slip link -notice will be coming home this week - please send in your signed return slip as soon as possible.


Keep collecting sponsors for the Fun Run/Cross Country...keep working toward your prize goal.

Maths problem this week. Find out how someone at home would solve this problem?

Mixed up groceries


As part of school fundraising, each class has been asked to bring in groceries to be used for Ag day raffles and Silent Auction baskets. The best class each week gets a reward. Sadly there has been a mix up as some of the groceries for week two have been included in week ones total. You need to adjust each total to work out which class should get the reward.

Class
Incorrect total counted as all week one
Groceries to be adjusted
Adjusted total groceries for week one (With number sentences showing your working)
1
73
14

2
79
21

3
148
56

4
63
16

5
152
49

6
84
27

7
96
37

8
165
68

9
92
17


Week 2 Term 3 Notices and Reminders

Remember to bring your Ag Day Grocery items...House points and the class that donates the most gets Icecream!!

Keep collecting sponsors for the Fun Run/Cross Country...keep working toward your prize goal.

Maths problem this week. Find out how someone at home would solve this problem?


  Tuesday - ICAS English test for those students enrolled
Friday - Assembly 9-10am...all welcome

Urgent requests :

  1. Could you please continue to bring the following stationery (1x box of blue pens, 1x box of red pens,  1x clear ruler, 1x box of HB pencils, 2x plain white rubbers). This will be collated and used to replenish class containers.
  2. We need more cardboard boxes (cardboard with a corrugated layer) to create our Art this term which will be displayed for all to admire on Ag Day.  
  3. Cross country training continues - it is a compulsory part of the curriculum. Students will need to bring a note from parents or caregiver if there is a medical reason for not participating.



Week 1 Term 3 Notices and Reminders


  Welcome back to a busy term.... we hope you have had a nice break from the usual routines.

This term our overarching theme is one of tolerance, caring for each other and respect for each other’s individuality.  This is the theme for our school production which takes place in week 10.

Urgent requests :

  1. Could you please bring to school the following stationery as we do not have enough for each child at present. (1x box of blue pens, 1x box of red pens,  1x clear ruler, 1x box of HB pencils, 2x plain white rubbers). This will be collated and used to replenish class containers.
  2. We need cardboard boxes (cardboard with a corrugated layer) to create our Art this term which will be displayed for all to admire on Ag Day.  Please start collecting this and bringing it to school as soon as possible.
  3. Cross country training will begin this week - it is a compulsory part of the curriculum. Students will need to bring a note from parents or caregiver if there is a medical reason for not participating.

Weekly Homework success criteria for Term 3 are as follows -

  • Complete AND HAND IN  every Friday, tasks from each of the Bingo sheets (Maths, Spelling and Homework).
  • Maths Bingo criteria - 1 x Mathletics (signature required), 1x word problem - see explanation below (signature required), 1x Maths activity from bingo boxes (signature required)
  • Spelling Bingo - 1x Spelling activity from bingo boxes (signature required)
  • Homework Bingo - 1x activity from bingo boxes (signature required)
  • NOTE - with the exception of the Maths word problems and Mathletics, a different box needs to be selected from each of the Bingo sheets each week.

Maths word problems explained....

Each week in class we begin with a word problem that requires the students to use their number knowledge and strategies and collaborative skills in order to solve it.  As the problem is unpacked and solved at school we encourage collaboration and diversity. We observe what number knowledge and strategies are used and group the students accordingly for subsequent workshops which target next learning goals.  As part of this process it would be valuable to your child's progress to revisit this weekly word problem after they have had a chance to work through it at school. We would like your child to challenge family members to solve the word problem themselves, recording their thinking using number equations/diagrams/pictures and explaining their thinking so that your child understands how YOU would solve it.  It is then your child's task to explain how they would solve it. By revisiting the word problem at home in this way it reinforces learning, encourages educational discussions and acknowledges how problems can be solved in many different ways and that family members are an invaluable part of our learning community. Thank you in advance for partnering with us!

  

   Regards

The LZ1 teachers (Mrs Jefferson, Mr Grice, Mrs Forlong, Mrs Cotter)

Week 10 End of Term Notices and Reminders
Please bring in newspapers for Art
Please urgently bring more blue and black pens
Tuesday - Share the Learning Conferences 1:30 - 7:30
(School will close at 12.30pm - ​Buses will leave school at 12.30pm and parents are asked to pick up their children at 12.30pm, A Plus will run from 12.30pm as well.)
Wednesday - Year 6 Netball Team Zone Day
- House Reward (Puriri)
Thursday - Rippa Rugby Zone Day
- Homework Reward
Friday - LZ1 & 2 Building official Opening 9-10am.
- End of Term 2 Assembly 2:00 - 3:00...all welcome
Final Mihi Presentations will continue at morning roll call.  See your google drive homework folders for the mihi template. Also linked here.


Week 6 Notices and Reminders
Please bring in newspapers for Art
Thursday - Soccer Zone Day
- Talent Quest Auditions lunchtime
Friday - Assembly 9-10am.
- Talent Quest Auditions lunchtime
Mihi Presentations will continue each morning at roll call.  See your google drive homework folders for the mihi template. Also linked here.

This week....
Tues                Wed                        Thur                     Fri
Bailee                   Samantha                        Aaron                         Kyree
Ben                      Isabelle                            Helaena                      Will
Hunter                 Jay                                                                       Cole
Ethan
Mina
Lucy
Daniel
Jaxon
Alex
George

The students have been working extraordinarily well in their language lessons this year. To experience some aspects of Chinese culture, we would like the students to participate in the making of traditional Chinese spring rolls . This will be at school the morning of Wednesday 27 June. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if your child is NOT able to eat any foods that would be offered, or if they have special diets or allergies.

Peer mediators continue the great job they are doing in the playground.

School interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd July from 1.30pm to 7.30pm. Please go to the following link​ www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code xnska to make a booking.

Whittakers fundraising campaign - get behind this initiative to raise money for the school.  Set a goal for how many you plan to sell this week and who you will sell them to. 




Week 5 Notices and Reminders
Please bring in newspapers for Art
Tuesday - ICAS Science test for those students enrolled
Mihi Presentations will continue each morning at roll call.  See your google drive homework folders for the mihi template. Also linked here.
This week....
 Mon                  Tue                             Wed                       Thur                      Fri
 Van                   Taylor                           Sophie H                   Kayden               Millie
 Luka                 Machrie                       Jaime                         Pippa                  Maddison W
                          Madeleine                                                                                   Hunter
                                                                                                                                Talia
                                                                                                                                Alex
                                                                                                                               George
Peer mediators continue the great job they are doing in the playground.


School interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd July from 1.30pm to 7.30pm. Please go to the following link​ www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code xnska to make a booking.

Whittakers fundraising campaign - get behind this initiative to raise money for the school.  Set a goal for how many you plan to sell this week and who you will sell them to. 

Week 4 Notices and Reminders

Mihi Presentations will continue each morning at roll call.  See your google drive homework folders for the mihi template. Also linked here.

Peer mediators continue the great job they are doing in the playground.

Rippa Zone day - Thursday 24th May ( don't forget practise at lunchtime on Tuesday )

Friday 11/5/18 - Assembly 9am. Come and celebrate certificates and success. Peer Mediators will be introduced to the school.

School interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd July from 1.30pm to 7.30pm. Please go to the following link​ www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code xnska to make a booking.

Whittakers fundraising campaign - get behind this initiative to raise money for the school.  Set a goal for how many you plan to sell this week and who you will sell them to. 


Week 3 Notices and Reminders


Mihi Presentations will continue each morning at roll call.  See your google drive homework folders for the mihi template. Also linked here.

Peer mediators will begin their patrolling this week


Week 2 Notices and Reminders

Mihi Presentations each morning at roll call. Kapahaka members this week. See your google drive homework folders for the mihi template. Also linked here.
Tuesday 8/5/18 - ICAS Digital Technology test - for those who are enrolled
Friday 11/5/18 - Assembly 9am. Come and celebrate certificates and success. Peer Mediators will be introduced to the school.

2018 Term 2

This term the home learning for each week will continue with the same format as term 1. In order to be eligible for the homework reward at the end of the term the students need to have completed all but 2 of the weeks of homework. This does not mean that a homework 'binge' a few weeks before the end of term will count. One of the key competency's in our National School Curriculum is 'managing self'. Completing and remembering to hand Homework in on the correct day provides an ideal practice ground for this. So to avoid disappointment at the end of term please support (don't do it for them) your child to return their homework in EACH week to be checked off. If your child goes to extra tuition after school count this as 'homework' for that day and make a note in your child's homework folder so that we know each week.



All notices/permission slips will also be posted on the blog. If you have a problem printing a permission slip (in order to sign and return them) then please notify your child's home room teacher as required and a hard copy of the necessary letters will be sent home.
Mrs Jefferson - pjefferson@dairyflat.school.nz
Mr Grice - sgrice@dairyflat.school.nz
Mrs Forlong - jforlong@dairyflat.school.nz

Weekly Homework expectation...
· Daily spelling practice PLUS....

· 1x activity from the Spelling Bingo (students to highlight on digital copy in their homework folder in their google account each week and parent to sign hard copy located in homework folder )

· 1x activity from the Maths Bingo (students to highlight on digital copy in their homework folder in their google account each week and parent to sign hard copy located in homework folder)

· 1x activity from the Homework Bingo (students to highlight on digital copy in their homework folder in their google account each week and parent to sign hard copy located in homework folder )

· MIHI - Starting from week 2 of Term 2 students in LZ1 will be saying their Mihi at the beginning of the day when we gather to take the roll in the morning. A roster showing when the students will need to be ready to present their MIhi to LZ1 will be posted on this page before the end of week 1. Members of the Kapahaka group will be leading the way with their names appearing at the top of the roster. A template on how to put your Mihi together will also be provided on this page along with the roster.


Week 9 Notices and Reminders

 Rippa or ultimate frisbee, and any other Sports notices need to be handed in to the office asap.

Wednesday- Te Kotahitanga Trip for those invited to attend
Friday - GOOD FRIDAY-Easter Holiday begins
(School return Wednesday 4 April)

Continue to complete and hand in your Homework, to work toward this term's Homework Reward.

HOMEWORK BINGO - you choose which activity to complete...this is ongoing each week and is rewarded at the end of term for those that consistently manage to complete it and have it handed in by Friday EACH WEEK.

SPELLING BINGO- this is a weekly task that requires 10 mins of daily practise using the spelling bingo sheet 
MATHS BINGO - this is also a weekly task that requires daily practise using the maths bingo sheet 

Week 8 Notices and Reminders

We had a wonderful week last week at camp.  It was a week of new experiences for many and it was a chance for others to push themselves to be better than they were before.  It was great to see the students supporting each other, showing resilience when things got hard and managing themselves for 4 days!  To the parents who gave up a week of work to come on camp - THANK YOU.  Camps would not be an option without your support.

It is back to 'normal' this week....

Any Rippa or ultimate frisbee notices need to be handed in to the office asap.

Wednesday afternoon after lunch we have a whole school event.  Tabloid sports.

Thursday - Inter school swimming for those that have been selected to represent Dairy Flat School

Friday - Assembly 9-10 am in the school hall
           - MUFTI DAY gold coin donation to raise funds for Soup Kitchen

HOMEWORK BINGO - this is ongoing each week and is rewarded at the end of term for those that consistently manage to complete it and have it handed in by Friday EACH WEEK.

SPELLING - this is also a weekly task that requires 10 mins of daily practise using the spelling bingo sheet

Week 6 Notices and Reminders

We have another busy week ahead as we prepare for Camp. All forms should be in by now! Please start getting yourselves prepared and ensure that all equipment on the gear list  will be available on Monday morning.

Tomorrow we have a Rhyme show all the way from the UK with a special session on 'Working in television' for yr 5 and 6 students.

Those who have their eye on the homework prize should be getting into the rhythm of doing homework bingo during the week.

We have been lucky enough to have a visit from Steve Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers and invite you all to enter their Competition.

Also this week we have World Maths Day on Wednesday.

World Maths Day, the free, fun, online competition returns March 7! The competition measures speed in arithmetic and numeracy skills in Live Mathletics, runs for 48 hours and is open to all schools around the world. Students compete online with other students and top scores are displayed on a live ‘Hall of Fame’.

Swim sports for the combined LZ1/LZ2 swimmers is on this Thursday afternoon 1.30-2.30

Assembly is on this Friday at 9.00

Have a great week 


Term 1 2018



Term 4




Term 3

  • Thursday 3 August Asia Experience Day  Permission Slip. This event will be held at Orewa College for all Year 5 & 6 students. Please return by Tuesday 1 August.


Term 2


Monday 29th May is Year 5 & 6 EOTC day to Tree Adventures. 

  • Students and parent helpers are to be at school by 8.45. The bus will be leaving at 9 am.
  • School uniform is to be worn. This includes a fleece, school jacket or warm waterproof jacket. Students can wear long black pants for extra warmth. Please bring a warm hat e.g. beanie
  • Students and parent helpers must be wearing closed in shoes.
  • If you have long hair it must be tied back in a LOW ponytail so a helmet can fit on snuggly.
  • You are to bring Brainfood, Morning Tea, Lunch, and a water bottle. (There are no shops)
  • If your child requires medication e.g. asthma inhaler and the school does not already have a spare one, please ensure one is packed in their school bag.
  • Tree Adventures Parent Information sheet has been emailed to parent email accounts.

Please remember to return your tree adventures permission slips. We need a number of parent helpers so please advise if you can help 

Tree Tops Permission Slip







  • Updated Marsden Camp letter 3 (Tuesday 2 May 3 pm)
  • Marsden Camp letter and permission form PRINT
  • Camp Health Profile Form PRINT
  • Camp Gear List PRINT
  • Sausage Sizzle Helpers for Term 1 PRINT


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